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  • 1. Policy and Procedures Manual Copyright
  • 2. You Are Responsible
    • As the School Library Media Specialist…
    • it is your responsibility to make the administration, faculty and staff aware of copyright law and the possible ramifications of infringement.
  • 3. Make the Staff Aware!
    • Give a staff development presentation
    • Put a copy of Fair Use guidelines in teacher mailboxes
    • Post copyright law on copy machines and in AV area
    • Include a copyright section in the library policy and procedures manual.
  • 4. Make the Staff Aware!
    • … in an entertaining way to demonstrate your point
    • A Fair(y ) Use Tale
    • return
  • 5. Notice
    • “ The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material; the person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.”
    • (American Library Association)
    • Return
  • 6.  
  • 7. Position Statement
    • It is the intent of the West Valley Central School District, its board of directors, staff and students, to adhere to the provisions of current United States copyright laws and Congressional guidelines. Employees and students are to adhere to all provisions of Title 17 of the United States Code, entitled “Copyrights,” and other relative federal legislation and guidelines related to the duplication, retention, and use of copyrighted materials (Simpson, 188).
  • 8. Copyright
    • What is the school’s policy?
  • 9. 4 Tests for Fair Use
    • 1. Purpose and character of the work
        • Educational? Non-profit?
    • 2. Nature of the copyrighted material
        • Factual vs. Creative
    • 3. Amount of the work used
        • Is it significant?
    • 4. The effect on market Value
        • What if everyone did this?
  • 10. Copyright
    • Procedures
    • What will the staff do in order to carry out the policy?
  • 11. Guidelines for Teacher and Librarians
    • Four tests are vague
    • Guidelines are more specific to apply
  • 12. Why does it matter?
    • Infringing Copyright
    • Compensation may include damages, such as lost profits from the infringing activity, or statutory damages ranging from $200 to $150,000 for each infringing copy or higher if the court feels that the infringement was committed "willfully” (Simpson).
  • 13. Helpful Sites
    • The Educator’s Guide to Copying and Fair Use
    • ALA Copyright Advisory Network
      • http:// /
    • US Copyright Office
      • http:// /
        • Circular #1 ‘ Copyright Basics’
        • Circular #21
        • ‘ Reproductions of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians’
    • US Code Title 17 Copyright